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Weekly Pay-TV Notes: Dish’s Sling TV Flounders During Fear the Walking Dead Premiere, Netflix Collaborates With SoftBank Ahead Of Japanese Launch

by Trefis Team
The pay-TV industry saw significant activity this week, with Dish Network’s Sling TV suffering an outage during Sunday night’s premiere of AMC’s highly-anticipated Fear the Walking Dead . This is the fourth time in the last few months when Sling ...
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How Can 75 Million Windows 10 Download Boost Microsoft’s Revenues?

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted on Wednesday that over 75 million users have downloaded Windows 10 to their personal computers and tablets in the first month of its release. This signifies that its program to offer free update for users running Wi...
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Weak DRAM Demand & Declining ASPs Is A Temporary Setback For Micron

by Trefis Team
Leading memory chip maker,  Micron Technology’s  (NASDAQ:MU) stock has been on a downhill trajectory since the start of 2015, mainly on account of: 1) weaker-than-expected PC sales, in advance of the release of Windows 10; 2) adverse curren...
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Weekly Media Notes: Disney’s Push For Star Wars Merchandise, Warner’s Efforts In China And CBS Cablevision Carriage Deal

by Trefis Team
Global equity markets gained some momentum after last week’s massive sell-off, owing to concerns over China’s macro-economic environment. Media stocks also bounced from their recent lows and most of them were up anywhere between 2% to 5%. T...
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The Impact Of Economic Turbulence In China On Metals And Mining Stocks

by Trefis Team
The past few days have seen a sharp decline in the U.S. stock markets with the S&P 500 down nearly 8% over the course of the last ten days at the close of trading on August 26. Fears of an economic slowdown in China, the devaluation of the Yu...
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Can Pharmacy Retailers Finally Stop Worrying About Generic Price Inflation?

by Trefis Team
Drug retailers have had to deal with thin margins for a while now, owing to a combination of factors. As generic drug prices have inflated and reimbursement rates have remained flat, pharmacy chains have posted lower profits. A building backlog o...
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Is Japan Situation A Warning Sign For McDonald’s?

by Trefis Team
Can McDonald’s  (NYSE:MCD) defend its dominance in the fast-food industry? It is a question that has been hovering in the minds of investors lately. After the unfortunate headwinds faced by the company last year, many speculated that the co...
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Rise In Trade Volumes For TD Ameritrade In July, Asset Base Sustains Growth

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TD Ameritrade (NYSE:AMTD) revealed its plans for 2016 to attract more high net worth clients on its trading platforms earlier this year. The company will take initiatives to offer better personalized services and investment consultants to individ...
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Revlon’s Growth Story: Can The Small Not Only Survive, But Also Thrive?

by Trefis Team
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ― Leon C. Megginson These words seem to be the driving force for the prominent beauty and cosmetics player, Revlon  (NYSE:REV). Revlon, with...
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Q2 2015 U.S. Banking Review: Mortgage Originations

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The U.S. mortgage industry witnessed an exceptionally strong level of activity over the second quarter of the year, with data compiled by the Mortgage Bankers Association showing that $395 billion in mortgages were originated over the period. Thi...
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China Seems Kinder To Mercedes-Benz

by Trefis Team
It’s been a slow year for most automakers who depend on their sales in China, considering how the country had been a cash cow over the last few years. The world’s largest automotive market has suffered a substantial hit this year, wit...
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Why Is Alaska Air Ahead Of Its Peers? – Part 1

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Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), which almost doubled its profits in the second quarter due to significant fuel cost savings, reached a new 52-week high of $81.75 per share recently. While most of the airline stocks have been soaring over the last on...
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Wall Street’s Most Hated Stock is About to Break Out

by Jonathan Rodriguez
Submitted by Wall St. Daily as part of our contributors program Wall Street’s Most Hated Stock is About to Break Out By Jonathan Rodriguez, Senior Analyst GameStop Corp. ( GME ) has been a thorn in the side of analysts for years. Inde...
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Q&A: Why Did You Buy THAT?

by Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA
Submitted by Sizemore Insights as part of our contributors program Q & A: Why Did You Buy THAT? by  Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA Once in a while, I have a client ask why I bought a particular stock. While that kind of question might m...
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Should We Really Worry About Killer Robots?

by Tim Maverick
Submitted by Wall St. Daily as part of our contributors program Should We Really Worry About Killer Robots? By Tim Maverick, Senior Correspondent Back in 1942, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story entitled Runaro...
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